And how about America, Mr. President?

During the White House Summit on Global Development on July 20, the president said “we are living in the most peaceful” era in human history and that “the world has never been less violent.”

On June 11, 2014, Obama said, "The world is less violent than it has ever been.  It is healthier than it has ever been.  It is more tolerant than it has ever been.  It is better fed than it's ever been.  It is more educated than it's ever been."

Leaving aside these astonishing assessments of the state of the world, these quotes reveal something else quietly telling about the Obama mindset.

Granted, the first quote was from a global development conference (not, by the by, a U.S. development conference), but it does seem that a proud President Obama is taking credit for the state of the world.  He sees himself as a or the world leader and seems to believe that as a world leader, he transcends the hopeless provincialism and nativism of being merely president of the United States.  Never mind the killing fields in the U.S., the real (U6 as opposed to U3) unemployment rate, the increasing racial and ethnic animosity, the sliding educational performance of U.S. students.  It is the state of the world that counts.

At least we have one candidate who proudly sees himself as being leader of the U.S. and puts America above the U.N. and crippling leftist multi-culturalism and will not begin his presidency on an apology tour.  Like the old GM slogan, we need a president who takes the position that what is good for the U.S. is good for the world. 

During the White House Summit on Global Development on July 20, the president said “we are living in the most peaceful” era in human history and that “the world has never been less violent.”

On June 11, 2014, Obama said, "The world is less violent than it has ever been.  It is healthier than it has ever been.  It is more tolerant than it has ever been.  It is better fed than it's ever been.  It is more educated than it's ever been."

Leaving aside these astonishing assessments of the state of the world, these quotes reveal something else quietly telling about the Obama mindset.

Granted, the first quote was from a global development conference (not, by the by, a U.S. development conference), but it does seem that a proud President Obama is taking credit for the state of the world.  He sees himself as a or the world leader and seems to believe that as a world leader, he transcends the hopeless provincialism and nativism of being merely president of the United States.  Never mind the killing fields in the U.S., the real (U6 as opposed to U3) unemployment rate, the increasing racial and ethnic animosity, the sliding educational performance of U.S. students.  It is the state of the world that counts.

At least we have one candidate who proudly sees himself as being leader of the U.S. and puts America above the U.N. and crippling leftist multi-culturalism and will not begin his presidency on an apology tour.  Like the old GM slogan, we need a president who takes the position that what is good for the U.S. is good for the world.